RESEARCH | Staff Reporter, Australia

Weekly Global News Wrap Up: Harmful chemicals found in fast food packaging; Philippine restaurant serves Lego burgers; Aussie children are preferring fine dining to fast food

Here is a summary of the most interesting QSR news stories of the week from around the world.

  • The Washington Post reported that chemicals associated with cancer and other health problems have been found in some fast-food packaging, according to a new study. Researchers found the substances, which can leach into food, in sandwich and dessert wrappers and paperboard containers. READ MORE HERE
  • McDonald's in Russia is going native as part of its ongoing strategy there, according to an article by Channel News Asia. Nearly all the restaurant's suppliers are Russian and its executives are all Russian, and even the McDonald's logo is all in Russia's Cyrillic script. READ MORE HERE
  • The Sun published an article revealing the hidden meaning behind McDonald's famous logo. READ MORE HERE
  • A restaurant in the Philippines is serving Lego burgers, rectangular beef burger in a bun shaped like a piece of Lego, according to an article by the Telegraph. The restaurant first opened in August 2016, after owner Jergs Correa realised his dream of a fast food venue that would cater to Lego lovers. READ MORE HERE
  • The Sydney Morning Herald reported that one-third of children in New South Wales, Australia prefer fine dining over fast food, while 49 per cent have dined at a hatted restaurant at least once, according to a new survey for OpenTable. READ MORE HERE
  • According to an article by the Belfast Telegraph, Mexican fast-food chain Boojum is rolling out new outlets in Northern Ireland. READ MORE HERE

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